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5 month old has rolled onto his stomach - will he be okay?

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Serenity05 Sun 10-Apr-16 22:49:50

My DS is 5 months old and a terrible sleeper. He's always been nearly impossible to settle unless he's in my arms or on me. He had reflux and colic up until around 15 weeks although both have pretty much gone now. If I'm lucky I can get him to sleep in his cot (he's in a Next2Me) for a couple of hours at the beginning of the night but then I end up bed sharing with him.

He has recently mastered the art of rolling from his back to his stomach and about half an hour ago I watched as, in a restless half-asleep state, he rolled himself over and immediately settled. He's been sleeping peacefully since.

I don't want to move him back and wake him up but is it okay to leave him like this or is he too young?

Ouriana Sun 10-Apr-16 22:52:54

Once they can roll over themselves its ok to let them sleep in any position they feel comfortable, as long as he can roll himself back he will be fine!

Just be careful he doesnt roll off the bed, bed gaurd on the opposite side to his cot may be useful as he gets more active and moves more in the night

Serenity05 Sun 10-Apr-16 23:05:51

Brilliant, thank you. He's curled himself up into a ball on his side now - the same position I like to sleep in!

And good point about the bed guard, thank you. smile

Purpleboa Mon 11-Apr-16 09:47:10

At 9 months, we've finally figured out that DD hates to sleep on her back and prefers her front! Really wish I'd figured that out a lot sooner. If he can roll and keep his head up unsupported, I'd say it was fine.

MyBreadIsEggy Mon 11-Apr-16 09:51:00

My DD has slept on her front dice she was about 5 weeks old confused she suffered with terrible reflux, and in the end, my dr said that even though it goes against safe sleep advice, try putting her on her front (watching her the whole time obviously!) and she if she "relaxes"......not only did she relax and not throw up, she fell asleep and had the first good nap she had ever had. She has slept on her front day and night ever since - she's almost a year old now.
If your son has rolled himself into that position and is comfortable then it's fine smile everyone loves restful sleep!! smile

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